Accession Number:

ADA224801

Title:

An Examination of the Relationship between Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Intensities and Surface Concentration for Pyridine Adsorbed at the Polycrystalline Gold/Aqueous Solution Interface

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 1989-Jul 1990,

Corporate Author:

WATERLOO UNIV (ONTARIO) DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1990-07-05

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Surface enhanced Raman scattering SERS data are presented for pyridine adsorbed onto both smooth and roughened polycrystalline gold electrode surfaces. It was found that, for smooth surfaces, time independent stable to within 10 of the initial value intensities of the totally symmetric ring breathing mode of pyridine could be measured by applying slow oxidation- reduction cycles between each intensity measurement. The potential and concentration dependence of the intensity of the band was therefore determined. Independently, the isotherms for pyridine adsorption at smooth polycrystalline gold surfaces were obtained using chronocoulometry. The SERS data are compared to the surface concentration coverages and deviate, becoming inverse, above half coverage concentrations. Lastly, the effect of surface roughness on the potential and concentration dependence of pyridine SERS was studied. No correlation between the SERS data from rough electrode surfaces and adsorption isotherms determined at a smooth surface was found. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE